graduate school


The integrated research training group “Manuscript Cultures“ offers doctoral candidates a structured three-year Doctorate Programme which, as part of the Graduate School of the School of Humanities, enables doctoral candidates to intensify manuscript research methods on a multidisciplinary basis.
The members of the research training group are doctoral candidates working as research associates in individual CSMC subprojects, scholarship holders promoted by the CSMC and the school of humanities or under the Graduate School Scholarship Programme of DAAD, as well as associated members.

Prof Dr Oliver Huck is Head of the research training group.


Current Dissertation Projects | Completed Dissertations


Bidur Bhattarai (Indology)

Dividing Texts: Conventions of Visual Text-organization in North Indian and Nepalese Manuscripts up to ca. CE 1350

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Frederike-Wiebke Daub (Arabic Studies)

currently: Researcher, Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Arbeitsstelle Hamburg

Forms and Functions of the Layout of Arabic Manuscripts of Religious Texts with a Focus on Copies of the Poem Qaṣīdat al-Burda

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Max Jakob Fölster (Sinology)

currently: Researcher, Max Weber Stiftung

The Imperial Collection of the Former Han and the Origins of Philology in China: A Study of the Bielu, Qilüe and Hanshu Yiwenzhi

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Marco Heiles (Medieval German Literature)

currently: Researcher, Universität Düsseldorf and RWTH Aachen

Multiple-text-manuscripts in Medieval German Scientific Literature. Studied on the Example of Geomantic Manuscripts of the Late 15th Century

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Andreas Janke (Musicology)

currently: Researcher, Universität Hamburg, SFB 950

The End of a Music-Manuscriptculture in Early 15th Century Italy:
Organisation of Knowledge in the Palimpsest San Lorenzo 2211


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Gidena Mesfin Kebede (Ethiopian Studies)

jetzt: Wiss. Mitarbeiter, Technische Universität Berlin

Multi-Language Use, Organizational Structure and Orality in Ethiopian Medicinal and Magical Texts

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Andrey Klebanov (Indology)

currently: Lecturer, Kyoto University
before: Scholarship holder, Leiden University and Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO)

The Commentaries on kāvya: Texts Composed while Copying. A Critical Study of the Manuscripts of Selected Commentaries on the Kirātārjunīya, an Epic Poem in Sanskrit

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Jingrong Li (Sinology)

currently: Assistant Professor, Hunan University in Changsha (China)

Penal Law in Qin and Han According to the Corpora of Shuihudi, Zhangjiashan and Yuelu Academy

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Eva Maschke (Musicology)

currently: Researcher, Universität Heidelberg, SFB 933
before: Research Fellow, Universität Hamburg

Organum and Conductus Fragments Re-examined: Case Studies for a New Approach to the Notre-Dame Repertoire

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Philipp Schäfer (Greek Studies)

Editio princeps of the Commentary of George Scholarios on the Nicomachean Ethics.
The Reception of Aristotle in Late Byzantium


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Thies Staack (Sinology)

currently: Researcher, Universität Heidelberg, SFB 933

Reconstructing Early Chinese Bamboo Manuscripts: Towards a Systematic Approach Including Verso Analysis

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Rostislav Tumanov (Art History)

currently: Researcher, Universität Stuttgart
before: Research fellow, Isa-Lohmann-Siems-Stiftung

Moving Through the Space of the Book: The Copenhagen Hours (Kongelige Bibliotek Denmark, Ms Thot 541 4°) and it's Pictorial Program in the Context of Late Medieval Reading and Devotion

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